Playing baseball takes coordination, upper-body strength, and the courage to run counterclockwise even though that direction is normally only for the immoral and weak-hearted. See strong-willed Americans with this GrouponLive deal.
- $7 for one ticket to see the Fort Worth Cats (up to a $12 value)
- When: Any regular-season home game through August 17, excluding July 3 and 4
- Where: LaGrave Field
- Seating: Premium or field box
- Door time: One hour before the opening pitch
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
Last August, the Cats were one strike away from winning the United League Baseball championship. Though the season didn't end with a title celebration of dousing the team's manager in hot fudge, the Cats still established themselves as one of ULB's elite clubs. They finished with a league-best 49-30 record, and led all other teams in runs, hits, batting average, and ERA. On May 20, the Cats emerge from their off-season hibernation and begin their trek back to the championship series. From May through August, the team will play a total of 52 home games at LaGrave Field, including an opening home stand that runs through Memorial Day.
Fort Worth Cats
As legend has it, an 1875 article in the Dallas Herald claimed that a live panther was spotted walking the streets of Fort Worth. The city soon became known as the "The Panther City," so when Fort Worth's first minor-league baseball team was founded, in 1888, calling it the "Panthers"—rather than, say, the "Fighting Dandelions"—just made sense. Over the years, journalists shortened the club's nickname to the "Cats," and the team dominated the Texas League through the first part of the 20th Century, at one point winning six consecutive league titles in the 1920s.
After bouncing between affiliations with several MLB teams, the Cats disbanded in 1964. However, the Cats returned in 2002, almost immediately reliving the success of the previous century and capturing three straight titles from 2005–07. Despite never adopting the Panther name, the modern-day Cats have never lost sight of their history, as evidenced by mascot "Dodger" and LaGrave Field's classic design.